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Coronavirus Symptoms, How Long Do They Last?

Coronavirus symptoms are pretty well catalogued and publicized to the American people at this point. Most of us know what to look out for, and when it’s time to get medical help.   However, the question, that so far has not been answered is — how long do these symptoms last. Doctors and health care…

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This Season’s Flu Vaccine As Effective As in Previous Years

This season’s flu vaccine was found to be as effective as the vaccines of previous years, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).   This Season’s: Flu Vaccine Statistics Right now, we are more than halfway through this year’s flu season. And, just reported data by the CDC, shows that this year’s vaccine has…

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Coronavirus Hits Senior Citizens The Hardest

Coronavirus is hitting senior citizens the hardest, according to the National Institute of Aging.   Coronavirus, a respiratory illness, is also known as 2019-nCoV. It continues to rise worldwide. At last count, over 40,000 people have contracted this disease — and there are over 2000 deaths, just in China alone.   The preliminary indications are…

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Scammers Out In Force This Holiday Travel Season, Seniors Beware!

Scammers are out in force this Holiday travel season, so be careful. Senior citizens are especially vulnerable to being cheated.   The growing population of older Americans are vulnerable to vacation scams because many love to travel. Christmas travel is popular and expensive. That’s because many seniors want to see their families.   Last year…

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November Is National Diabetes Month, Things To Know

November is National Diabetes Month, a time when citizens should focus on what they can do to stay healthy. This year’s focus is on the link between diabetes, heart disease and stroke.   The statistics are grim. Adults with diabetes are nearly twice as likely to die from heart disease or stroke as people without…

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House Approves More Funding For Older Americans Act

The House of Representatives unanimously approved more funding for the Older Americans Act. This law annually helps millions of senior citizens stay in their homes and receive services such as Meals on Wheels, family caregiver support, and free transportation to medical appointments.         House: What The Law Does For Seniors The existing…

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Aging Seniors Most Vulnerable Age Group To Tech Support Scams

Ageing seniors, 60 years of age and older, are the most vulnerable age group to tech-support scams, according to a recent FTC report.   These ageing seniors are three times more likely than adults ages 20 to 59 to be ripped off by impostors posing as friends or relatives. And older folks were more than…

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Osteoarthritis Cure And Treatment Coming Closer To Reality

A cure for osteoarthritis, a painful degenerative joint disease — affecting mostly seniors, may be very near. Currently, 30 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis.   Duke University researchers looked at three molecules, called microRNAs, shared by three animals with regenerative capabilities. They found them in human cartilage as well, with the highest amounts in the…

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Adult Obesity Might Be Due To Childhood Sugar Cravings

Adult obesity in the United States today is at epidemic levels. Many factors are responsible, such as poor diets, lack of exercise, and a sedentary lifestyle. Specifically, 15% of adults were obese in 1970. By 2016, that percentage increased to  40%.But, some scientists, like Alex Bentley, head of the Department of Anthropology at the University…

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Best Care Decisions For Terminal Dementia Patients

Making best care decisions for terminal patients is very difficult. At that point, people suffering from dementia present difficult challenges to their caregivers. Second guessing among caregivers can often happen daily. Am I making the right decision? Is he (she) comfortable? What can I do to make him (her) comfortable? And, as people with dementia…

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